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    September 21, 2010
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starts in november. we still have plenty ahead. your weather, your traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. good morning on this tuesday, september 21st. we take a live look over washington, d.c. this morning, some chilly temperatures if you can get yourself out of bed. guess what? it will warm up a bit today. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. lets asay good morning to tony perkins. you walked outside, a little bit cooler than i expected. >> cool temperatures in the 50s in much of the area. some places in the 40s. a lot of temperatures in the 40s this morning on this the final full day of summer. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region. a cool start to the day to be sure. now n washington, of course, it is always warmer here than elsewhere. it is 60 degrees here.
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54 in fredericksburg. hagerstown at 53 degrees this morning. so certainly some cool air in place that will wake you up when you step outside. nothing to see on the sat- rad except the moon, stars and sun. it will be a very, very pretty day with abundant sunshine once again. here is your forecast then for today. it look like this. plenty of sunshine, another nice afternoon. high right around 80 degrees. that is the weather. we'll have more coming up in just a little bit. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with julie wright. she has the latest on traffic for us. >> if you are traveling northbound i-95 north of i-195 but before you reach 695, that is where we had the accident activity tying up the two right lanes. georgia accident at -- georgia avenue at norbeck, they were checking for an dent here. 395 across the 14th street bridge being lanes are open. no incidents to report crossing
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the potomac river. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. our big story, repealing don't ask, don't tell. later today, the senate is going to vote on the pentagon's policy. for more, we turn to fox 5's stacy cohan live on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. both president obama and the defense secretary robert gates do support ending the don't ask don't tell policy but the big question here on capitol hill is how will the senators vote. don't ask don't tell allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military but not openly. in may of this year, the house of representatives voted to repeal the ban. now, it is the septa's turn. the legislation attached to the defense authorization bill upsetting groups would don't want gays to serve openly in the military. >> the individual senators and how they vote on this motion to proceed is something they will be held accountable for.
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>> reporter: at a news conference of christian leader into his washington, tony perkins urged senators to leave the law alone. >> in this fails tomorrow, the pressure will continue. >> reporter: those who want the policy overturned say more than 13,000 homosexual service members have been fired six don't ask, don't tell became law. >> i wanted to serve my country. i'm able to serve my country. i was great at what i did. it makes no sense to discharge me base based on sexual orientation. >> reporter: the pentagon is in the middle of an in-house survey to see whether allowing gays to serve openly would hurt. >> even then, it was not an issue. i was open relatively to my peers. everyone knew. it was not a problem whatsoever. >> reporter: he is lobbying to get don't ask don't tell repealed. >> so even as open as i was able to be, there was a level of paranoia that constantly existed that made it impossible to maintain a career in the
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military. >> i am here today because i >> reporter: at an afternoon repeal it rally in portland, main main, lady yi gaga trying to get that state's two republican senators to switch sides. >> but i'm more concerned that john mccain and other republican senators are using homophobia as a defense in their arguments. >> reporter: the vote today isn't just on the don't ask, don't tell policy. that policy has been inserted into the much larger military authorization bill. those in support of repealing the policy need 60 votes in the senate today. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm stacy cohan. back to you. >> thank you. a three-month-long investigation has led to the arrest of a lorton, virginia man. he is accused of possessing child pornography. police were tipped off by firefighters actually about the pornographic material in 51- year-old mark barget's home. they went into his home to make
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sure a fire next door hadn't spread. he is a wrestling official who works with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestling officials association releaseed a statement saying in part, these allegations have no connection to his duties as an independent contractor to our association and that the rules for bid an official be alone with any of the wrestlers without the presence of the coach or team. a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigious cools was charged in a child sex abuse case but won't spend any time in jail. a judge sentenced robert peterson to 15 years in jail with all 15 years suspended. he must serve five years supervised probation. he taught seventh and eighth grade at sidwell friends. prosecutors say he inchitted a
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boy to his home, showed him pornography and touched him. he was immediately fired. d.c. police have a person of interest in the murder of a 21-year-old woman. ashley mccray was found shot to death early saturday morning. police are focusing on an argument as the motive for the murder. mccray attended booker t. washington charter school and was taking chass at devry university. authorities need your help tracking down the person seen here allegedly robbing a restaurant. investigators suspect he is responsible for at least 40 restaurant robberies. the string of robberies began last february. police are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. a secret satellite launch three years in the making. plus a deadly helicopter crash in a violent part of afghanistan. we'll have more on your headlines coming up next. plus, some good news for victims of the gulf of mexico
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chopper crash in afghanistan. nato says nine coalition soldiers were killed when their helicopter went down in southern afghanistan but we don't yet know where they were from. there was one american civilian on board and one afghan army soldier on board. they are recovering at a military hospital this morning. the pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on i georgia highway. he said he had just taken off from thor port when his engine quit so he took aim at the southbound lanes of the interstate right in the middle of rush hour traffic. the faa says no one was hurt. traffic was backed up for miles as crews hauled away the plane on a flatbed truck. the air force launch as a secret satellite. a rocket carrying classified cargo lifted off from vandenberg air force base last night. the rocket has a payload from the military national reconnaissance office but no details on what the satellite can do or who it can spy on.
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some good news now for the gulf of mexico oil clean-up crews. the administrator of the $20 billion vic tips fund that bp set up said no wages paid today workers will be subtracted from the lost revenue claims. attorney kenneth feinberg made the key concession in the hopes that it will help fishermen working on the disaster response and not able to fish. plenty ahead on fox 5 morning news including awe popular program in our area that just got a bit larger. it is new, the largest of its kind in the united states. coming up, we'll tell you what it is and how much it will cost you. also, coming up in just a little bit, the latest on today's weather forecast. it will be another pretty one today. i think you will like it. there are some changes coming though. i'll tell you about that. julie wright is here. she will tell us what is happening on the roads. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. right now, it is 11 minutes after 5:00. this droid has evolved to do even more.
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welcome back. we take a look over the washington monument today. you may not know it by looking at the picture. it is a little chilly out there this morning when you get out of bed and outside. >> temperatures in the 40s and 50s across most of the area. there are some 60s out there as well. so a wide spectrum. definitely a cool start to the day. rather fall-like as a matter of fact as we get ready for fall. i want to correct something. i think yesterday we said that fall begins tomorrow morning. it begins tomorrow night. >> today is still the last full day. >> today is still the last full day of summer. we were into the 80s across the region yesterday. the official high at reagan national airport was 81
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degrees. we'll see similar temperatures today. maybe tack on a degree or two here or there but generally seeking, similar temperatures across the region. our current temperatures look like this. they are all over the place. 40s, 50s, 60s. right now, 49 degrees at dulles. 62 in annapolis. quantico, 54 degrees. salisbury at 53 degrees at this hour. here also look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. not much so show you as there is no cloud cover this morning. we have clear skies. saw a bright moon out there earlier this morning. we will get the sun breaking out. it will be bright sunshine. those of you heading east on your commute this morning, you may encounter some sunshine delays once that gets going during the 7:00 hour. all right. now, let's take a look at the forecast for today. it is a simple one and a good
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one. plenty of sunshine, seasonal temperatures, our average high is 78 degrees. we'll be near there, about 80 degrees for today. for tonight, another cool one. clear skies, not quite as cool. in town, your overnight low about 62 degrees but plenty of folks will be in the 50s again for tonight. five-day forecast, tomorrow, fall begins tomorrow night, late tomorrow night, after 11:00. maybe a late shower on wednesday. not much of a chance, but we'll put it up there just to be hopeful. 90degrees for your high. hot, humid, friday, around 90 degrees. a better chance of scattered showers on saturday. now, let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >> not looking so bad right now. early morning crash along 95 near the exit for i-195 has cleared out of the way. traveling the top stretch
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blast, the lane are open leaving college park through silver spring -- traveling the top stretch of the beltway. overnight roadwork cleared and we're up to speed leaving springfield on 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. area bicyclists now have a reason to smile as the district expanded its bike sharing program into arlington. careen gray houston tells us the program's expansion is a win-win for people would want to help the environment and get some exercise at the same time. >> a truly significant milestone. >> reporter: they came, they saw, they biked. local and federal officials joined a legion of biking enthusiasts in front of the new u.s. department of transportation headquarters in southeast. >> the only thing better than talking about bicycling is bicycling. >> reporter: capital bike sharing is a regional program with 100 stations in the district and 14 in arlington. can you pick i'm bike and ride it all over the area. >> i don't need a cup of coffee
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after riding a couple of miles on the bike. >> reporter: it is a new concept here. the district has had a bike sharing program since 2007. we found considerable interest across from the crystal city metro there are all kind of benefits for a program like this one. the first 0 minutes of each trip are free and everybody like a freebie. you have to be a member. you can join online and ride for one day one month or one year. >> i wanted to go town the street right now onto 2rd street and get lunch, i could see myself possibly hopping on the bike, biking over there and get lunch and biking back. >> reporter: you can ride from virginia along the mount vernon trail, past the airport to the national mall or just down the street and around the corner and you don't have to be a cyclist to appreciate the system. >> caring about our community and wanting us to be more
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healthy and more environmentally friendly. >> reporter: in arlington, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> we still have flight attendanty more this morning including a fox 5 investigation. >> i'm tisha thompson with channel 5. we saw that you parked in that handicapped space. may i ask you what your disability is? >> no, you can not. >> handicapped parking spots ate local metro spot not going to those in need. that person wasn't the only person we spotted i'm story you will only see here on fox 5 is coming up next. n ♪
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a fox 5 investigation. >> i noticed that you parked in one of handicapped spaces. may i ask what your disability ?'s. >> i don't have a disability. >> people caught on camera using handicapped spaces. >> this investigation is weeks in the making the handicapped parking spots at a local metro spot not going to those in need. >> our investigation started with a tip from a viewer saying we should look into who is using the handicapped spots at the branch avenue mort parking lot. >> our tisha thompson went looking for the answers. >> reporter: the moon is still up. the cats are still on the prowl. but the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's
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county celestine walker has knee problems appear snagged the last place at 4:46 in the morning. >> it trust rates me to see someone pull up, put the little sign like that in their window and they walk out. it does drive you crazy. >> reporter: mildred williams has asthma. >> a lot of people think that just because you can't see a disability that people aren't disabled. you can't see mine but there is. >> reporter: which is why torque get answers, we had to ask a very uncomfortable question. if you don't mind me asking, what is your disability. >> i have a train to catch. >> we've had a lot of people plaining about people using those placards. is that your placard? she was in a hurry. but minutes later returned to move her car to a regular space. >> i have a bad knee. >> you was in a scar car accident owe i have a back injury. >> reporter: most people were more than willing to tell us
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about their disabilities because they say they want someone to do something about the parking problem. >> i witnessed myself too many that are not even by any stretch of the imagination handicapped. it has become a very unfortunate scam. >> reporter: this man told us he has a muscular impairment. >> those who are handicapped are a little bit slower getting here and they have though place to park. >> reporter: at that moment, this woman got out of her suv. i'm tisha thompson with channel 5. we saw that you parked in that handicapped space. may i ask you what your disability is. >> no, you cannot. >> we notice you are wearing high-heeled shoes and people are going to ask if you are disabled gentleman yes, i am. >> do you mind me asking what your disability is? >> no. >> reporter: do you mind me asking what your disability is? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: everyone who refused to tell us about their
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disability also told us they didn't care if someone abused the system. >> reporter: you don't have problems with people taking the spaces when you don't need them. >> no. >> reporter: then this guy admitted he did not have a disability. >> i don't have a disability. >> reporter: is that your placard. >> yes, it is. my spouse. >> reporter: for your spouse. okay. but you are parking in the handicapped space. is that fair? >> maybe not. >> reporter: the law says the person with the disallot built must be in the car in order to the placard to be used. so why do it? the answer might be here. we noticed all of these cars with disabled placards also had expired meters. that is because metro says disabled drivers don't have to pay for park at a metered spot. tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> other jurisdictions like howard county periodically conduct sting investigates to headache sure people are not breaking the law. >> the story as a resulted with a tip from a viewer.
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if you want tisha to investigation something as well, go on our web site being myfoxdc.com and click on the news tips button under the news links. >> we have plenty more ahead on fox 5 news. >> is the military's don't ask don't tell policy on its way out? i'll have that story coming up on fox morning news. eas dgo t
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we tax a live look over wisconsin avenue this morning as you weak up today. chilly temperatures but as you know, fall is just around the corner. >> literally tomorrow. >> tomorrow night. late tomorrow night. today, another very pleasant day. did you like yesterday? >> i enjoyed it tremendously. >> you will enjoy today as well. it will be a nice one. getting off to a schooler start though. take a look at the satellite- radar and we'll play a game called find the clouds. >> they're not there. >> south and west. >> tucker has an advantage. >> you're such a buzz kill. >> cloud-free and clear. allowing for radiational cooling. take a look at your current temperatures aross the region. we are at 58 teagdz here in the district. 63 at patuxent naval air station. 49 at dulles. 51 in baltimore. so definitely a cool start to
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the day. here is your planner for today. lots of sunshine. a cool start looking for a high today once again right around 80 degrees. similar to yesterday. and then the warm-up begins tomorrow. begins. we jump right into it tomorrow. tell you about that in a little bit. >> sounds good. >> let's check in with julie wright with the latest on traffic for us out there this morning. good morning. >> all right. good morning to you all. we are talking the inner loop of the beltway. that is where authorities are checking for a crash near route 7. activity according to callers along the left and right side of the highway. outer loop of the beltway, no incidents to reported working from college park over towards 270. eastbound, i-70 on the ramp to go south on 270, we've gotten word of an accident tying up the right side of that ramp so heads up there. lingering construction from overnight still in place at buckiestown. that is on the northbound side. no problems reported on 95
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northbound leaving springfield headed up towards the capital beltway. all lanes are open working out towards duke street. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. this morning's big story is ending don't ask don't tell. the septa will take up the military's policy on gay soldiers today. we get more from stacy cohan who is live on capitol hill this morning. >> reporter: good morning. the military's don't ask don't tell policy does allow gay and lesbians to serve in the military but they may not serve openly. congress first passed that law in 1993. that was under president bill clinton. a repeal is part of the military authorization bill that the senate is set to vote on today. at a news conference, christian leaders urged senators not to pass this. the family research council is asking that it would put some military men and women in an awkward situation. however, former gay soldiers disagree. >> i wanted to seven my country. i'm able to serve my country. i was great at what i did. it make no sense that you
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discharge pee just based on sexual orientation. >> i joined the army in 000. even then t was not an issue. fen knew. it was not a problem whatsoever. >> it is the threat that the military is going to force other members of the military to be silent on their opposition to homosexuality. >> what is most offensive to the american people is that the military is being used to advance a social policy. >> reporter: the repeal of the don't ask don't tell policy is actually a part of a larger military authorization bill. the bill is actually what is being voted on today. house already passed this back in may and the senate, they will need 06 votes to ensure passage and block any chance of a republican filibuster. i'm stacy cohan, back to you. a virginia man who works with middle school and high school wrestlers in our area is charged with possession of
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child pornography. 51-year-old mark barget was arrested friday following a three-month investigation. fairfax county firefighters were the ones would tipped off police back in june when they found pornographic material in his lorton home while responding to a fire next door. now, police want anyone with more information to come forward. >> if you are a parent of one of those children and you want to open a conversation with your child, speak with your child about those matches and ask if they feel they have any information they would like to share with the police department. >> the northern virginia wrestling officials association release a statement saying in part these allegations have no connection to his duties as an independent contractor to our association and that the rules for bid an official be alone with any of the wrestlers without the presence of the coach or team. a former teacher at one of the district's most prestigious schools charged in a child sex abuse case will not spend any time in jail. a judge sentenced robert peterson, a former sidwell friends teacher to 15 years in
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jail yesterday with all 15 years suspended. he must also serve five years supervised probation. in january, he was charged with sexual abuse of a minor and some other crimes. prosecutors say he invited a boy to his home, showed him pornography and touched him. he was immediately fired from the school. d.c. police have a person of interest in the murder of a 21-year-old woman. ashley mccray was found shot to death early sunday morning on bruce place southeast. her sister last saw her leaving a nightclub in northeast with a man she has known for about a month or two. police are focusing on an argument as the motive for the murder. new details in the death of a maryland woman. 19-year-old tanessa taylor's brother said she was bipolar and schizophrenic. her body was found six months ago in a shallow grave. police say they have two
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persons of interest in the case. they believe shan noon knew them through prostitution. police say there were rumors that taylor tried to tip off investigators on a robbery. that might have been why she was killed. another attack at the just of maryland following a string of armed robberies in that area. pledge county police say thee people approached a man in a shopping center along route one, assaulted him an took his property. meantime, police arrested andrew hillock of silver spring on sunday. they say he is one of three men who robbed two students at gunpoint in a separate attack on august 8th in college park. he is charged with armed robbery and possession of a handgun. a 19-year-old man arrests last week for his involvement. authorities say the suspects in these attacks are working in groups and are considered armed and dangerous. trapped on a sinking boat in raging flood waters. coming up, the race against the clock to save this man. wait until you see how close it
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came to ending in possible disaster. one of the most recognizable structures in the world, the coliseum in rome up there flames. but don't believe everything you see. we'll explain what is really going on here. >> i hope so. first, a look at the markets yesterday. the dow up 147 points yesterday. 146 points, that is. we'll see if the fed does anything when it meets this afternoon with interest rates.
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a croatian man narrowly escaped death. he was trapped in a boat that got stuck in a flooded river. firefighters tried for hours to reach that man actually helicopter was culled in you see here. a rescuer tether tied rope lowered himself into the water, grabbed the man and they both pulled to safety. moments later, the boat sank in that river. actress lind a lohan will be back in court as the judge considers if she violated her probation. judge had issued a warrant for her arrest but stayed the warrant. if the judge determines that her failure of a drug test is a probation violation, she could be order back to jail or go back to treatment. rome's coliseum up in
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flames over the weekend in it was not real. thfts all a stunt pull off by a danish husband and wife team. they used huge projectors to make the fake flames. about 100,000 people saw the exhibit. the art project cost about $700,000 to built. the creators say they wanted to spark debate on how fragile cultural heritage sites are today. we have a lot more coming up for you including a tiny bug causing a big stunk. >> maryland farmers are going to battle. their enemy is something called the stinkbug. it could be coming to your house too. plus, we are checking your morning commute as we take a look at i-395 at the 14th street bridge as track picks up this morning. we'll have the latest from julie coming up and a look at your weather next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. n
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let's take a look at this story. the inspiration behind the name
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of the band lynyrd skynyrd. >> he was the basketball coach where the members went to high school. >> he sent a group of kids to the principal for having their hair too long. >> they formed a band with a variation of his name. >> used to be the most requested concert at rock concerts no matter what band was playing. >> i'm pretty sure if pavarotti was singing, they would question q. -- they would request free bird. >> a very funny joke that went around everywhere. >> i like this weather. even though people think it is a little chilly. we know someone coming up here in a second that won't be a fan. >> it is very nice. we'll have another nice day today. here is the bus stop forecast. most of you wouldn't be out there until later this morning. and by then, for parts of the area, temperatures will be in the low 60s. however, many of you will still
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see your temperatures in the 50s at bus stop time so you want to be aware of that. sunny skies being a cool start. sunrise is at 6:55 this morning. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region. we are at 58 degrees here in the nation's capital. look at the wide variety of temperatures. 62 in annapolis. 46 in manassas. 52 in fredericktown. there is hurricane igor. bye-bye. it is moving out of here. we've got clear skies across the region. there is some cloud cover well down to the south and east and we saw some down to the south and west as well but we are precipitation-free and cloud- free and that is the way it is going to be for us for today. now, i mentioned that there are some changes coming. well, let me show you. here we go. high pressure settling in. it is here as a matter of fact. that is keeping us protected from anything going on out there. there is a lot of warm air in
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place. that does work its way in here for tomorrow through friday t will feel like summertime as fall guns. our highs will be in the low 90s for a couple of days and yes, that humidity will build in as well. so here is the forecast for washington for today. lots of sunshine, seasonal temperatures. our average high for today, 78 degrees. we'll be around there. we're lacking for 80 degrees in town. your five-day forecast, again, tomorrow, wednesday, that heat works in, that humidity starts to work in. a very slight chance of a late shower out to the west later on wednesday, maybe wednesday night. but frankly, i think most of you will remain dry and all, frankly, it is possible all of you well remain dry. thursday, hot, humid, same for friday. saturday, a better chance of scattered showers during the day on saturday. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's get an update on traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. inner loop of the beltway as
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you approach route 7 in tyson's, we do have accident activity on both the left and right side of the highway. expect delays headed north from 66. outer loop. the beltway, no problems reported leaving college park as you travel through silver spring. all of the lanes are open towards the exit for 270. heading south on 270, we have the accident activity blocking the right lane. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the latest now in the battle against alzheimer's disease. researchers have zeroed in on a protein that appears to signal how aggressive the mind- crippling disease will be. they found that patients with mild alzheimer's had high levels of that protein also harbored a genetic alteration that predicted that mayor minds would deteriorate more quickly than others. researchs are say finding a way to lower the level of this particular protein could be a promising approach for people would suffer from alzheimer's now or possibly in the future.
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they are small little buggers, literally, maybe the size of your fingernail but could cause huge damage. they are called stink bugs in some sports of western maryland in particular, they are causing massive amounts of damage. beth parker has the story. >> reporter: they may not look like much but they're tough. >> little tanks, you can call them that. a call them a lot of other names i can't put on camera. >> the brown stinkbug is enemy number one. for the university of maryland -- >> the pests of most concern in probably my 20 years in extension. >> this takes precedence over any other problem we have. >> the stinkbug has cost bob 20% of his apple crop this year and for some people, it's been much worse. >> a big apple crop this year. 20% out of that, 80% to sell of
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great quality apples. we don't want to to maybe go to 30% damage next year. >> native to asia, this insect and in the u.s. in the mid 1990s. the first tea text was in maryland in twoaght. they have no natural predators. >> as they are reproducing, there is nothing attacking them. >> reporter: and they are feasting. >> it feeds on almost everything we grow. >> reporter: they don't burro through like a warm. they suck the juice, sort of like drinking from a straw. >> they suck the juice out of the cells so that dries up and makes a spot there. >> reporter: the usda is developing a proposal to get congress to help. >> growers such as bob black, they need answers next year. it is too late for this year but they will have to have some kind of very raggal approach to dealing with this pest in the coming year. >> reporter: back on bob black's farm, he has great- looking apples. he hopes the future is this
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bright too. the fox fall season continues its premiere this week. >> we are giving you a behind the scenes look at some of the new shows including the comedy, raising hope t stars cloris leachman and the man behind the show is a local guy who has made it big in hollywood. you will hear from both of them coming up next. z çú ÷w0hú
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out the defending super bowl champion new orleans staints getting pumped up for monday night football ask. the game a thriller. came down to the final seconds. end of the game, saints beat the fran 49ers on that 37-yard feel gold 25-2 #. garrett hartley with the kick for the game winner. that brings us to the redskins and sunday's heart breaking loss. redskins had a chance to win the game. graham gano made it from 5 # yards but white before the kick, the texans head coach called a time out and gano missed his second attempt. we asked him if he was surprised the texans called time out. >> i knew on the first kick they were going to call a time out, especially that distance and me being a young kicker, i knew it would happen. i don't have no excuses p. just got to do better next time. the nats began their final home stand of the season last night. this one was all houston. they scored seven runs in the
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figure winning with the help of three nats errors. the deniedance last night, 10,999. that is the lowest attendance in nats history. a wild scene in philly last night. a man in a red spandex suit ran on to the field. stadium security ran after him but couldn't catch him. finally a player for the atlanta braves tripped him. he says he figured the man was better off getting tripped than getting tased. he was just trying to protect him ath bit. as we move onto the new fall season, how funny could a show be based on a unplanned pregnancy with somebody on death row. >> this is the story of a young couple who had a baby. >> reporter: at 3, jimmy chance is going nowhere in life until he has a chance romantic encounter with lucy who unknown to him is a serial killer.
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months later, he visits her in prison to learn lucy is pregnant with their baby which he will be raising after she is executed so raising hope begins. >> it is so fresh, so funny. you laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh again and laugh some more and every time you think about it. >> with nine emmys and one oscar, cloris leachman lends real star power to the sitcom. she not only brings experience experience but is an experience. >> we throw up on this baby. >> the woman is outrageous an outstanding. >> i'm nursing the baby. >> she has got her paw in the cookie jar. effect's cookie jar. >> you should have seen when i sang on johnny carson. >> i compare working with her like driving in the ice. you just have to steer into the skid and just go with it. >> reporter: greg garcia is the show's creator and executive
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producer. he was the brains behind my name is earl for which he earned an emmy. >> all my family is in d.c. all my wife's family is in d.c. everybody is there. i miss not being able to turn on the radio and listen to tony kornheiser. >> greg worked as a board operator for tony years ago. >> i think the redskins are going to go all the way. but i say that every year. >> reporter: as all redskins fans do. an avid fan that hopes you will become one too, only of the show raising hope. holly morris, fox 5 news. >> greg says he will even write the redskins into a few episodes and he has already sent a copy of the pilot to dan snyder. >> can you see the season premiere of raising hope tonight at 9:00 here on fox 5. ahead at 6:00, all your top stories plus your morning commute and weather. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better.
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